University of Utah: Latinx Sexualities Postdoctoral Fellow


Latinx Sexualities Postdoctoral Fellow

School for Cultural and Social Transformation

University of Utah

The University of Utah's School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform) in partnership with the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS ), seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral research/teaching position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment.
The Fellow's research interests will engage with interdisciplinary scholarship that may include, but is not limited to trans studies, disability studies, environmental studies, migration and immigration, decolonial and feminist theories, Indigeneity, Afro-Latinidades, and social justice activism.
The Latinx Sexualities Postdoctoral Fellow will be supported by mentors who will integrate them into the Division, College, and University and connect them to professional development opportunities related to teaching and scholarship. The Fellow will pursue their own research and teach one course based on their specialization in the Division of Gender Studies and one course in any of the units in the College of Humanities or the College of Social and Behavioral Science. They will also deliver one presentation of their work-in-progress; participate in Gender Studies, Transform, and College of Humanities and CSBS events; and partake in scholarly exchange at and beyond the University of Utah.
The salary will be $60,000 per year plus access to health benefits, with $2,000 per year for research/travel.
Review of applications will begin October 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following materials:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover letter outlining research focus, teaching experience, and research plan during Utah residency
• Writing samples—maximum of two, which may include dissertation chapters, journal articles, book chapters, and/or works-in-progress
• Names and contact information for three reference writers

Further materials may be solicited from candidates at a later date, including a statement of teaching philosophy, letters of recommendation, and (if hired) graduate transcripts.
Gender Studies
Gender Studies at the University of Utah is housed in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation (Transform)—a freestanding college for intersectional inquiry—alongside the Division of Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, and the Pacific Island Studies initiative ( The Division of Gender Studies is a nationally recognized and top-ranked program and is home to Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies (
College of Humanities
The College of Humanities(CoH) provides students with critical skills that prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasing complex and global society. Departments include: Communication; English; History; Linguistics; Philosophy; World Languages & Cultures; Writing & Rhetoric Studies (
College of Social and Behavioral Science
The College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS ) brings disciplines together to create solutions for challenges such as health care, climate change, immigration, income inequality, and much more through innovative teaching, cutting-edge research, and a commitment to our local and global communities. Departments and Programs include: Anthropology; Economics; Family and Consumer Studies; Geography; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Health, Society and Policy; Public Administration and Public Policy (
If you have any questions about the position, contact Dr. Gaytan (
Applications are due by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Scholars with a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or Humanities, or interdisciplinary fields will be considered. The dissertation must be signed by June 30, 2024. Candidates must be untenured and within five years of their Ph.D. with any questions.
Requisition Number: PRN35976B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Flexible
Department: 00008 - Gender Studies
Location: Campus


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.